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Part of this analysis was informed by @GarryGelade’s presentation at the 2017 #OptaProForum, and can be read here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 hours ago

Writing for @guardian_sport, @seaningle applies Opta data to analyse the impact of crossing and target men in the P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 hours ago

NEWS: @devinpleuler of @torontofc to participate in an on-stage Q&A session at the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2mZA4pU. Audience. 17 hours ago

Thank you to everyone who attended #OptaProSoccer yesterday. Talks from the event will soon be available. Presentations. 18 Jan

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Crosses are falling in the Premier League: why the focus on target men?

Writing for the Guardian, Sean Ingle applies Opta data to analyse the impact of target men and crossing in the Premier League.

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Measuring changes in attacking style in the Premier League

In this StatsBomb article, Mladen Sormaz and Dan Nichol apply data to analyse changes in attacking style in the Premier League.

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Interview with Marek Kwiatkowski

Matthieu Bouchépillon (@OMalytics on Twitter) interviews influential analytics community member Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker). The interview, in French and English, features discussion on Marek’s own work, where he sees the most impact from this style of analysis and thoughts on the wider contributions and activity throughout this industry.

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What scouts see

Garry Gelade’s latest blog assesses the relationship between what scouts see and the actions of players on the field.

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Liga NOS talents: beyond the big three

Tiago Estêvão uses Opta data in this article for StatsBomb, in which he assesses upcoming prospects in the Primeira Liga.

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Atlético Madrid’s ailing attack

Euan Dewar uses Opta data to dissect and discuss Atlético Madrid’s attack this season.

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